As we’ve mentioned before, December is one of the most popular times of the year to get engaged. So, it may come as no surprise to find a slew of engagement announcements flooding your news feed as we enter the new year. As each couple is markedly different, it’s fun to look at the ways in which they choose to share their big news. For some, a Facebook status change or a few private phone calls will suffice. Others take more of a creative turn and enlist the help of a professional photographer or put their DIY skills to use. No matter which route they decide to take, we’re not here to judge.
We’re happy for them all. According to *The Knot,* the average engagement lasts about 14 months. Between now and then, there’s a lot of work to do. So, if you know any newly engaged couples, make sure to send them your best wishes! For those of you who have yet to make the announcement, here’s a few ideas:. ->**Draw inspiration from your favorite films and TV shows.**<-.
->**Be sassy about it.**<-
SHE SAID YES!!!
#engaged A photo posted by Mark Loo (@mloo2013) on Jan 9, 2016 at 6:31pm PST.
Spiked hot chocolate and movies #15daystillIdo #engaged #engagementring #theknot #theyonkeryears #theknotrings A photo posted by Charlotte Emily.
(@ckurn) on Jan 9, 2016 at 6:55pm PST.
So….this just happened!!
#engaged @scoopscarter A photo posted by Abby (@abbycooper33) on Jan 9, 2016 at 7:16pm PST.
->**(But maybe not this fabulous…)**<-
#wedding #love #life #pretty #beautiful #fashion #engaged #ring #dress #weddingdress #ido #mrandmrs #truelove #together #forever #photo #like #follow A photo posted by a b s o l u t e w e d d i n g (@absolutewedding) on Jan 9, 2016 at 6:51pm PST
Our engaged backdrop decoration.
#backdrop #photobooth #eventdecoration #engaged A photo posted by FEESTJE Event Planner (@feestjeplan) on Jan 9, 2016 at 7:15pm PST.
Best New Year’s Ever.
#enaged #newyears #beachproposal #luckygirl #blessed #always&forever #inlove A photo posted by Brittany Saiz (@bri_girl_21) on Jan 3, 2016 at 10:47pm PST.
Welcome to our new instagram page.
I can’t wait to show you some photographs. #chicagowedding #christinewallerphotography #cwp #olivepark #engaged #chicago A photo posted by Christine Waller Photography (@christinewallerphotography) on Nov 22, 2015 at 2:51pm PST.
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Happy Monday everyone.
Here’s a cute little coffee shop session from last winter that we did @heritagebicycle. #enaged #chicagoengagement #chicagocoffee #wedding #married #cwp #christinewallerphotography A photo posted by Christine Waller Photography (@christinewallerphotography) on Dec 7, 2015 at 7:59am PST.
It’s moments like these when @canonusa’s professional services help us achieve extraordinary images.
We wouldn’t be able to endure these crazy waves without their help. #linandjirsa A photo posted by Lin & Jirsa Photography (@linandjirsa) on Jan 9, 2016 at 8:31pm PST.
->**Share your news live from the Happiest Place on Earth.**<-
->**Post a photo of the magical moment.**<-
It’s Proposal of the Week time. Submit yours at theknot.com/proposal (link in bio) for a chance to be featured. “I’m a cheerleader for the Oakland #Raiders. This is my 5th season on the squad and John HATES going to my games because he’s a #Colts fan. I finally got to the point where I don’t even ask him to come anymore since I know he’d rather watch the football games on TV. He has been very supportive of me and my passion for cheerleading over the years, but he was very excited when I decided that this would be my last year on the field so I could spend more time with him. For our first season home game against the Baltimore #Ravens, my parents scheduled to fly in from Hawaii to see me perform. I was really excited because the game was sold out – there were 54,000 people expected to be there. We walk out to center field and the music comes on… It’s showtime. The performance goes off perfectly without a hitch. Then we hit our final ending pose and wait for our cue to run off the field.
We are standing there for a while, waiting, and I look to one of our coaches who has a big smile on her face and is looking straight at me… then time started moving in slow motion. Bruno Mars’ “I Think I Wanna Marry You” starts playing. I feel a tap on my shoulder. I look to my left. John comes up behind me with a mischievous look on his face. “Is this a dream?” I think to myself, “Why are you on the field. That’s a really nice velvet jacket!” John gets down on one knee and it hits me. “HE’S PROPOSING TO ME THE BEST WAY I COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED!!!” I couldn’t believe it. John is more of a quiet, private person so I never would have thought that he would ask me on the field during a game. I was so surprised that instead of saying yes, I kept saying, “THANK YOU” over and over. He finally said, “So, is that a yes?” I nodded and gave him a big hug!” ?. #theknotproposals A photo posted by The Knot (@theknot) on Jan 9, 2016 at 8:59am PST.
Congratulations to @jessblackie & @rizky_m8 on your engagement late last year❤️. “Yesterday at sunset I asked my best friend and love of my life to marry me..
With a scene I designed and built in the middle of the pine forest with the help of friends and family. We are so excited to write the next chapter of our lives” ?: @maryhillier #engaged #engagement #engagementrings #love #beautiful #tagus #eveboutique #wedding #sunshinecoast #bride #bridal #bridemaids #congradulations A photo posted by Eve Boutique Australia (@eve_boutique) on Jan 8, 2016 at 5:09pm PST.
Had a great New Years.
Blessed to call this beautiful girl my fiancé now. @morgy__56 #success #entrepreneur #goals #buildingmyempire #moneymission #teamwork #enaged A photo posted by DG Graphics LLC (@dggraphicsindy) on Jan 5, 2016 at 11:25am PST.
She said…. YES!!
Congratulations my brotha!!. @kubik22ny on the slopes of Jay Peak in Vermont happy to be there for this moment in your life bro!. #jaypeak #vermont #snow #engaged #ring #nextstep #shesaidyes A photo posted by Vinny Falcone (@veeyeenenwhy) on Jan 9, 2016 at 7:49pm PST.
I asked @angepicollo to marry me today.
?❤️?Everything went awesome until I dropped the ring in the snow – lol, we found it #engaged #magicmoment #instalike A photo posted by Chase McMullen (@chase_mcmullen) on Jan 9, 2016 at 6:22pm PST.
Fly, ride, go fast… All adrenaline, but this was by far the most adrenaline I have ever felt.
It’s done, I’m the happiest and in search for the next adrenaline adventure. #engaged #wedding #DucatiFamily #PutARingOnIt #GameOver #Forever #RideHardOrGoHome #AllIn A photo posted by Héctor Lomelí (@hec_lo) on Jan 9, 2016 at 11:14pm PST.
Me and my fiancée right after she popped the question.
Thank you to everyone at Elf for giving us the best table. ?#isaidyes #engaged #engayged #elfcafe #lovewins A photo posted by maryctully (@maryctully) on Jan 2, 2016 at 10:02am PST.
->**Share a heartwarming story.**<-
for nearly eleven years my mama has shown me how to stand strong when the storm rages all around. she was graceful in grief. vulnerable in loss. and joyful through it all. she loved my daddy so deep. and while he set the foundation for our family, my mama was, and always has been, the life and the heart. so many whispered prayers, so many hoping, that one day another man would earn her love and her forever. but in her own words, she is a tough nut to crack and just a tad bit stubborn. then jeff came along. one of the kindest. most compassionate.
most fiercely devoted men i have ever met. and he was not going to let her slip away. so he pursued. he lavished. he prayed. he fought for her in a way that my daddy would stand up and cheer for. and now i can finally tell the world that he asked her to be his for always. my heart can scarcely believe the goodness of my jesus. the beauty of two families marked by profound loss brought close and knit together at the exact right moment. you guys, these two. it doesn’t get any better than them. and i am honored and humbled and over the moon excited to be a part of their very own brady bunch. A photo posted by kelsey cole (@johnnyandginger) on Jan 9, 2016 at 1:35pm PST.
When I first met my fiancé, it was at a cooking party. Yesterday, at his own restaurant, he proposed to me. Time flies..
But whenever I’m with you @danielshih0919 time seems to stop. Thank you for making me the happiest girl. I love you. 從今以後，我會努力，成為未來妳的老婆。#engaged #Thankful #loved A photo posted by Graphic Designer / 平面設計 + 視覺藝術 (@cndyoco) on Jan 9, 2016 at 7:02pm PST.
->**Share the excitement with another recently engaged friend.**<-
Just being engaged divas ?
#forgettheboys #engaged A photo posted by @lindsaclare on Jan 9, 2016 at 6:01pm PST.
->**Channel your inner Drake…**<-
Link for full session in bio: #kaitlinmareephotography #nikon #boudoir #boudoirphotography #brisbane #brisbanephotographer #brisbaneboudoirphotographer #brisbaneboudoir #engaged #veil #pretty #feminine #hairinspo #hairgoals #cottonon #cottononbody #distinctiveblooms Makeup: @josleendotcom Model: @danniellamarkovic #attactive #goldcoastphotographer #ballina #evanshead #theweddingplaybook #blogged #featured #lookslikefilm #mastinlabs #studio #workfromhome A photo posted by Kaitlin Maree Photography (@kaitlinmareephotography) on Jan 9, 2016 at 5:19pm PST
->**Include the pets.**<-
Our daddy asked mummy to marry him.
#staffiesdaily #staffy #staffyslife #belleandtitan #engaged #showmeurbullies #engagementannouncement #isaidyes #marryme #bridetobe A photo posted by Amy Bradfield (@amybradfield1108) on Dec 25, 2014 at 5:44pm PST.
->**Use a prop.**<-
#engaged#lovehim#workingontruck#readingweddingmagazine#weddingbells A photo posted by Tanne.
(@mrs.mccullough18) on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:26am PST.
A photo posted by Rebecca (@texastravelchic) on Jan 3, 2015 at 2:27pm PST
->**Include a picture of the scenery.**<-
As happy as pig in mud.
#engaged #fiance #engagementring #victoriafalls @scoetzee77 A photo posted by Leanne champion (@leachamp29) on Jan 9, 2016 at 9:50pm PST.
So blessed I get to marry my best friend?❤️ #Engaged #PowerCouple #RoseGold A photo posted by Bianca Melendez (@bbbianca__) on Jan 9, 2016 at 7:33pm PST
? A photo posted by Olivia Patane (@oliviapatane_) on Aug 27, 2015 at 1:17pm PDT.
She said YES!!
I get to spend the rest of my life with the woman of my dreams!!. #meetdcnelson #engaged A photo posted by Donta Nelson (@dontanelson) on Jan 9, 2016 at 5:33pm PST.
What an amazing start to 2016.
#visitbend #mtbachelor #tumalomountain #thebendlife #exploreoregon #engaged #snow A photo posted by Ray Hailey (@rayybot) on Jan 9, 2016 at 6:41pm PST.
Remote access helicopter drop, champagne and fiancé to make this an amazing day.
???❄️ #engaged #helicopter #champagne #mountains A photo posted by Coral Cernoia (@coral.cernoia) on Jan 9, 2016 at 3:27pm PST.
Just so dang happy I said yes.
?. #engaged #mountains #winterwonderland A photo posted by Coral Cernoia (@coral.cernoia) on Jan 9, 2016 at 4:39pm PST.
->**When all else fails, just be real about it.**<-
It feels so good having a house stocked full of groceries!. I am so thankful for having a meal plan that includes real foods. I mean heck, who doesn’t love cheese??. Tomorrow is meal prep day for me.
Not letting all the healthy veggies and fruits going to waste. If they are all cut up and ready to grab it makes life so much easier. I have to say as a mom it’s so nice hearing my son recognize how green our cart was during grocery shopping. #buyallthecheese A photo posted by ?K a y l a L a w s o n. (@healthyfit_kay) on Jan 9, 2016 at 7:49pm PST.
This ones my one. You have to get a different one.
Sucked in. #engayged A photo posted by Kyran Briton Wheatley (@kyranwheatley) on Jan 4, 2016 at 11:50pm PST.
at first I thought it was a joke, and I don’t even know exactly what he said, but this is REAL LIFE; ?
I get to spend forever with my bestest friend. #CuteNikeCouple #theknot #engagedtothedetails #happilyeverafter #nikefree #bridetobe #howheasked #yateswedding2015 #proposal #happiness #loved #engagement A photo posted by @oregonashley on Dec 26, 2014 at 3:11pm PST.
What a fun day. Love when my wife throws me up on stage to help.
#turbokick #beachbodylive #jazzhands A photo posted by. Matthew Taub. (@matthewtaub) on Jan 9, 2016 at 7:22pm PST.
So this happened..
Living in the Caymans #grandcayman #caymanislands #nofilter #day5 #aqua #sun #sand #surf #turquoise #agua #caymanlife #islandlife #pretty #handsome #ocean #waves #beach #home #rcmemories #bridesrings A photo posted by Rachel (@rachelsmithkennedy) on Oct 13, 2014 at 10:10am PDT.